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post #11 of 52
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made by grado labs no?
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post #12 of 52
for the most part, but they arent "grado" headphones. very very close as they are same design template, but the MS1's are still set apart from anything on the grado line.
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ah, thanks for the clarification
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post #14 of 52
Still highly recommended over most anything anyone else has recommended. :

a personal recommendation though, from me:

Ultrasone HFI-2200ULE

your accuracy, soundstage for gaming.
your bassy thump for the techno.
and still very very accurate with a touch of gold plated driver warmth.
Edited by Xinoxide - 5/30/08 at 1:52am
post #15 of 52
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thanks, i will take a look into those!
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post #16 of 52
SR-150s would be in the price range from the Grado line.

Maybe you should look at some DT770 pro 80s? Great cans from what I hear, and can be improved by use of an amp too.
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I would get ATH-A900s. They are awesome for gaming, techno, blocking out outside noise, and do the job for rock, too. Grados leak a ridiculous amount of sound (in and out) but they sound more natural. They are very straight-forward sounding, good for Rock, not so much for ambient, and they just can't match the bass of the A900s. I would have to recommend some higher end Sennheisers for the ambient stuff. See, your 3 tastes in music all contrast. Ambient is supposed to be subdued and natural, techno should be bass heavy, and Metal should be aggressive and clean. Thus...

Techno: Audiotechnica A900
Ambient: Sennheiser 555
Metal: Grado SR-150

For the pair that would perform the best overall, though, it depends on your environment. If you are in a noisey environment (family, dorm room, what have you) the A900s will block out more sound, making for a more pleasant overall experience. However, if you are in a quiet environment, then the other two pairs would probably suit you better, overall.
    
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post #18 of 52
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thanks for the help guys, i would put metal above the other two, so the grados are probably what im leaning towards, and it would be mostly for my room (in the basement and pretty quiet) what about the sr-225, worth the price diff between them and the sr-150?
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IMO the SR225 is the sweet spot in the Grado lineup. It doesn't have the excessive tremble of the SR325 and is just generally all around better cans compared to the SR125.
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i think i have decided on the grado sr-225, from http://www.jazzloft.com/p-46618-grado-sr225.aspx
free shipping, even to canada
and Xinoxide i looked at the ultrasone 2200's and they are just a bit out of my price range.
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